Wednesday, 29 July 2009

#71 - Taschalp to Zermatt, Switzerland

We caught the train to Tasch, then a taxi up to Taschalp where todays walk began. The Tufteren ridge path to Zermatt is the perfect way to see the Matterhorn, especially on such a stunning day!

The path was narrow in places, with some drops, but nothing sufficient to freak me out like the Eggerhorn descent.

Lunch was had at a prime spot overlooking Zermatt; a view any restaurant owner would kill for. It wasn't all great, though; when you reach Sunegga, the landscape is scarred by the skiing industry and Leisee, a once pretty glacial lake nearby is becoming ruined by building works (a new cable car station) in order to make it more accessible.

We headed down into Zermatt, through the picturesque village of Findeln. Briefly in a forest, we reached the Gornergrat railway, and then into Winkelmatten, with some pretty nice real estate boasting a view of the Matterhorn.

  • Date: 29/07/09
  • Region: Tuftern Ridge Path, Switzerland
  • Status: Equal
  • Description: Taschalp (2214m) – Tufteren (2215m) - Sunegga – Findeln – Zermatt (1616m) – Sunny, clear- 13km, 6h
  • Type of Walk: International Personal Walking - Summer Conditions